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Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:42:20 -0600
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For some fresh insights into the rift between Twain and Cable during their 
tour see the sections of Andrew Levy s book HUCK FINN'S AMERICA that deal 
with it (pp. 108-151). Too much to go into detail here, but it might have 
more to do with Twain s jealousy over more attention being paid to Cable and 
Cable s brave stance in his famous Freedman s Case in Equity essay that was 
published in the Century Magazine in the same issue as one of the three 
pre-publication chapters from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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-----Original Message----- 
From: Scott Holmes
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 6:04 PM
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Subject: Keeping the Sabbath: Cable and the Pilgrims

I've recently been taking notes from Cardwell's "Twins of Genius",
particularly in regards to the deteriorating relationship between Twain
and Cable.  Twain knew from the outset that Cable would not travel on
the Sabbath but it was not until the final week or two of the tour that
Cable became the "pitifulest human louse" he had ever known.  Cardwell
describes several other traits that combined to end the tour but I
wonder if Twain's memory of the inhuman treatment visited upon the
horses by the Sabbath keeping Pilgrims in Palestine didn't color his

Just a thought.